What happened to hiring an architect?
paul at paulwmorris.com
Fri Dec 16 14:28:33 UTC 2016
On 12/16/2016 08:57 AM, Disaster Master wrote:
> What was meant then by Mozilla's announcement of the deprecation of
> XUL/XBL/XPCOM? Either they are going away, or they aren't. Or maybe,
> they will be there, but the hooks will be removed for Firefox? But if
> that is the case, why keep them if they won't be used?
> I really wish I understood this better.
"Without a fundamental shift to the way Firefox add-ons work, we will be
unable to use new technologies like Electrolysis, Servo
browser.html <https://github.com/mozilla/browser.html> as part of Firefox."
From the section on "Deprecation of XUL, XPCOM, and the permissive
add-on model" here:
Mozilla has put a lot of time and effort into Servo, Rust, Browser.html,
etc. and if I understand correctly, benefitting from all that investment
depends on moving away from XUL, etc. One might conclude from the
ambitious timeline for deprecating XUL add-ons (end of 2017 / Firefox 57
) that they will also pursue an ambitious timeline for moving Firefox
away from XUL, perhaps shortly thereafter.
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